NASA to host 2017 International Space Apps Challenge in Augusta

NASA to host 2017 International Space Apps Challenge in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - NASA will be hosting its 2017 International Space Apps Challenge here in Augusta.

This Space Apps Challenge is a fun event where earth and space enthusiasts will help solve problems from natural disasters to conserving our water resources. The event will be from April 28th to April 30th in Downtown Augusta at on Telfair St. There will be five challenges:

  • id="x_yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1492259342704_188472">The Earth and Us: how we interact with our climate, weather and natural resources
  • Planetary Blues: how we can better manage our water quality and quantity
  • id="x_yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1492259342704_188469">Warning! Danger Ahead!: how we can better monitor natural disasters and their impacts
  • Our Ecological Neighborhood: creating a better understanding of life on earth
  • id="x_yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1492259342704_191378">Ideate and Create!: using the imagination to creatively interpret NASA Earth Science data

Attendees will enjoy free food, prizes and the opportunity to have your solution to a problem adopted by NASA.

All interested persons should register at The event is free and open to the public. We have the schedule of events posted below.

Friday, April 28: Attendees are invited to meet at 6 p.m. to meet and greet, select a challenge and form a team. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Project Launch Pad will feature satellite stations with introductions to coding, data retrieval and manipulation, web development, unity game engine and project pitching.

Saturday, April 29: opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. for teams to work together on challenges.

Sunday, April 30: opens at noon. Space Apps Augusta presentations take place at 3 p.m., with winners announced at 4 p.m.

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